I had my first one month follow-up with my dr (a naturopath) yesterday. I've been doing the diet and antifungals for about 8 weeks, then when my diagnosis became official one month ago, I got the probiotic HLC Intensive. Anyway, in another post I described that my initial problems of sleeplesness and severe palpitations had abated, and I had been sleeping quite well for the last 2 or so months on the diet.
I even saw what has been described on this board as "white strings" in the process of elimination for more than a week now.
Anyway, it just so happened that the night before my dr visit I had a complete relapse. I did nothing differently to cause it, but I was up all night with palpitations and went to the dr sleepless. I said to her "If you had seen me the day before, I would have said I was doing great." Anyway, she said that my relapse was from not rotating my diet enough, since I was eating walnuts and lentil soup every day. I asked her if it could be a healing reaction, and she says there is no healing reaction with candida, only with detoxing. I did not argue with her.
I also asked her if it's possible to see yeast in the stool, and she said, no because it's microscopic. I went home and saw websites that state to the contrary.
I also see yeast in my urine, by the way. Also, while I was there, I complained of fullness in my ear and she removed wax. Then at home I saw an article on healing that states that toxins leave not only by the ways we think of such as skin, urine, stool etc, but even the ears! Isn't it significant that my ear starting bothering the last 2 days, when my relaspe started? Anyway, I had a 2nd bad night last night.
But I also have very frequent bowel movements, not loose at all, and with lots of white stuff. I seem to feel optimistic that I am detoxing, rather than relasping. But who knows? Does anyone else think this is a new stage of healing, or did I relapse?